Saturday, May 25, 2024

Box Office: “Dungeons and Dragons” Rakes in $38.5 Million, More than Adam Driver’s “65” Has Made in Four Weeks


And here we are, a couple of weeks post-Oscars.

In four days, “Dungeons and Dragons,” with Chris Pine, made $38.5 million. Amazing, no? Will you or I see it? No. But a lot of people are enjoying it, which is fine.

Ironically “D&D” took in more in one weekend than Adam Driver’s “65” did in four weeks. That offering, whose title refers to age and not speed limit, has made just $30 million in that time. Whoops! Something went wrong at Sony Pictures with that one. Adam Driver’s never really had a total flop before. Now he’s a man!

And Jesus came in third for the weekend. A Christian movie called “His Only Son” took in $5 million. No one ever mentions this, but are there Easter eggs in Easter movies? I guess we’ll never know.

Just for balance, “Cocaine Bear,” the ultimate holiday movie, is up to $63.7 million. I hear the bear has it in his contract that for shooting the sequel, no one on set can look at him directly. Also, he’s getting a Maserati from the studio to rip apart. These stars!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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